Council Elections 2022

The elections for Edinburgh City Council take place on May 5th. You can find the list of candidates on the council website. Over the last eighteen months Another Edinburgh is Possible has been developing a list of actions and ideas which we think would contribute to the transformation of public services in the city. We’veContinue reading “Council Elections 2022”

Cost of living – day of action

Saturday April 2nd is a day of action over the cost of living crisis. There will be protests and actions around the UK. Another Edinburgh is Possible has taken the initiative in calling a mass leafleting and petitioning event at midday outside the St James Quarter. We hope as many people as possible will comeContinue reading “Cost of living – day of action”

Edinburgh TUC meeting

Edinburgh TUC is convening a Zoom meeting which will be attended by Councillor Ricky Henderson who is chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB). The EIJB is responsible for the provision of Social Care in Edinburgh. In 2022 it is going to consult with the public on the future of the four Care HomesContinue reading “Edinburgh TUC meeting”

Outside all four threatened care homes today

Another Edinburgh is Possible Press release – for immediate distribution 16th December 2021 SAVE OUR CARE HOMES Earlier this month campaigners rallied outside Ferrylee, one of the four publicly run care homes that remains under the threat of closure.  Today the campaign raised a banner outside all four homes, Ferrylee, Fords Road, Clovenstone House and Jewel House to sendContinue reading “Outside all four threatened care homes today”

Keeping up the pressure on the EIJB

Drumbrae has been closed. The decision about closure of the other four publicly run residential care homes has been postponed until after the local authority elections in 2022. Had there been no campaign the homes could be already gone. At the last ‘Another Edinburgh is Possible Meeting’ we agreed to keep up the pressure onContinue reading “Keeping up the pressure on the EIJB”

Let’s recognise care as a social good

The campaign for a National Care Service in Scotland: a contribution to a discussion. By HILARY HORROCKS (Edinburgh trades union council delegate). This article was first published on the People and Nature blog. We repost it here with the author’s permission. Health is a devolved matter in the not-so-United Kingdom, and that has allowed successiveContinue reading “Let’s recognise care as a social good”

Outcomes of the EIJB meeting

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board, which organises integrated health and social care in the city, met on Tuesday 28th September. The meeting time and date had been changed twice at short notice. You might think that the board was trying to evade protest. In the event there were rallies outside the City Chambers, both inContinue reading “Outcomes of the EIJB meeting”

Edinburgh TUC’s deputations to the EIJB

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met to discuss proposals for care home closures today (28th September). Campaigners made online deputations (statements) to the meeting. There were two statements from the Edinburgh Trade Union Council. The first from Des Loughney: My name is Des Loughney, Secretary of Edinburgh Trade Union Council. My colleague is Kathy JenkinsContinue reading “Edinburgh TUC’s deputations to the EIJB”

Care Provision in Edinburgh

We asked Edinburgh City Council eight questions about how care provision in Edinburgh is distributed between the public and private sectors. They answered six of our questions. We will be getting back to them about the two they didn’t answer. We wanted to know about the number of private organisations contracted by CEC to provideContinue reading “Care Provision in Edinburgh”